Would you pay $29,000 for a glass of wine?

on 30/10/10 at 6:42 am


What does a $29,000 glass of wine taste like?

An Asian buyer is about to find out–at least, if they decide to pop the cork.
Three bottles of Châteaux Lafite-Rothschild 1869 were just sold at a Hong Kong auction by Sotheby’s. The hammer price of $232,692 a bottle set a record for the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold at auction. It may well be the most expensive bottle ever sold, though there are no records of private sales.

“Wine history was made today,” said Serena Sutcliffe, head of Sotheby’s International Wine Department.

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